I thought I would share some photos of this gorgeous little dress I made for Isla a few nights ago.
I've wanted to make her a dress with pockets for AGES! She has always had this odd little habit of carrying small bits and bobs around. Her hands are never empty. It's never the same thing - but there's always something like a rock or a Dora figurine or a leaf or a sticker. So I just know that she'll get a real kick out of having pockets in her dress. It's a fun little perk and really pretty feature I think.
It still amazes me to see how this dress worked out. I'll tell you the story behind it. See, mum bought this fabric a few weeks ago. She only got a ¼ metre and I'm sorry she doesn't remember where from - it could have been either Calico & Ivy in Mosman Park or Patchwork At Homespun in Willagee. I will go hunting for it in the next few weeks because I want it for more items in my Etsy shop. So when I learn the name of the fabric and where to get it - I will let you know I promise.
So... what was I saying... oh yeah - mum only got a ¼ metre and it wasn't enough for a Halter Dress or a Halter Top for Isla :o( So I thought I would improvise and make her this new style Halter Dress with the gorgeous feature fabric as the front with coloured side panels.
I picked a hot pink Poplin from Spotlight on the right hand side.
And I made a sweet little pocket using a square with the purple flowers.
And I picked a bright light purple Poplin from Spotlight for the left hand side.
With a pocket made from a square of the fabric with hot pink flowers.
I kept the same shirring detail across the chest.
I love how it flares the rest of the dress out.
And I made halter straps from the matching Poplin fabric.
These will be coming soon to my Etsy shop. If you want to know when, like my Facebook Page. Or message/email me to request a custom order. I have an up-to-date Fabric Album on my Facebook Page if you want to DYO (design your own) dress. Just pick your front panel fabric and we can work out the best 2 side colours - you can decide what your little munchkin would like best. The price will vary depending on size and fabric choice (i.e. Designer or Premium Designer Fabric).
Thanks for reading xxo